From “Stupid things people do to get fired” found at HispanicAd.com, a list of five things that can get you fired includes the following:
Don’t Speak to the Press Unless You Are a Spokesperson.
It’s not a good idea to speak with the press about your company, even if what you have to say is positive. Most companies have one person or department who is charged with the task of speaking with the press. They typically have carefully crafted messages prepared to address particular issues or to diffuse difficult situations.
Color me impressed. Not only did it make the list, it implies that PR professionals actually have some proactive skills. Wow! 🙂
I think I’ll have the whole thing laminated and posted on my office door.